[www.inewsguyana.com] – The main opposition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) – has warned that any political party that continues to fan the flames of ethnic insecurity and racial fear in Guyana must be ostracized and made to pay a political price at the polls.
APNU, in response to a release from the PPP on Wednesday, says it views the remarks made by the Peoples Progressive Party- PPP/C as racists, slanderous, libelous and that of a party that is out of touch with reality.
“APNU strongly condemns the statement that has been attributed to the PPP/C in a release captioned: Granger ready to make the Demerara River red with blood if he is elected president.”
The Party regarded the contents of the PPP’s release as total fabrication that the leadership of A Partnership for National Unity has “issued serious threats to Indian and Chinese businesses in an effort to frighten investors.”
It is a total fabrication; “that Mr. Granger indicated he will go on a witch hunt and through his lynch mob, would throw due process out the window.”
APNU says what is true is that in Guyana, the Peoples Progressive Party- Civic has failed most seriously to address the Country’s most pressing problems- the public security crisis. “The party has not accepted responsibility for the high rate of armed robberies, murderous maritime piracy, rampant gun-running, trafficking in persons, contraband smuggling, drug trafficking and other violent and white collar crimes.”
Taken together with its seven year tenure from 1957-1964, the PPP has now wielded executive power over the people of this country for 29 years, a statement from the APNU added.
The Party said too that the PPP over that time has impaired regulatory and law enforcement agencies- such as the Guyana Police Force, Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Guyana Energy Agency- by depriving them of adequate assets and financing to such an extent as to diminish their capability to function effectively. “These are facts- not slander!”
APNU feels strongly that anyone or any political party that continues to fan the flames of ethnic insecurity and racial fear in Guyana must be ostracized and made to pay a political price at the polls.
“After more than a half of a century, we all know that this type of politics is detrimental to our national development. Statement like those attributed to the PPP/C must meet with immediate rejection from all sectors of the society; the clergy, the media, the private sector, and political groups. Such remarks are dangerous and are directly responsible for Guyana’s continuing to be a land of potential and not a land of great progress. Ethic insecurity and race based politics have robbed us of reaching our full potential as a nation.”